Henrique Leitão, Principal Investigator at the Interunivsersity Centre for the History of Science and Technology, Professor at the History and Philosophy of Science Department at Faculty of Sciences, Lisbon University and a Medea-Chart team member, won an ERC Advanced grant to study rutters. Abstract of the project Early modern nautical rutters (sailing directions) are the earliest Western documents that testify to the stableand regular lived experience of traversing the eart
A new article entitled Early Modern Nautical Charts and Maps: Working Through Different Cartographic Paradigms was published by Joaquim Gaspar and Henrique Leitão. To read and learn about this work visit Brill, Journal of Early Modern History.
Joaquim Alves Gaspar will give a speech Was the Earth round in 1500? at TedX ULisboa, Saturday May 4th, 9AM at Aula Magna, Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa. To get your ticket and get a glimpse of the inspiring speakers check the oficial page.